Topic Title: video card fan constantly at 100% all of a sudden!
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 07/16/2014 02:51 AM
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dlam
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this is sooo weird,  i've had my computer for about 3 years now with no problems, and all of a sudden the GPU fan *always* on 100%!  (i opened the case and listened)

something I noticed was that in AMD catalyst control center the listed "Temperature" is at -128 celsius, so maybe some censor is broken or something?   I don't think I've ever looked before so I don't know what it usually says

 

 

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 07/16/2014 06:54 AM
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Have you tried blowing out the dust from the card? Tried reseating it? 



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 07/16/2014 08:01 AM
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Perhaps the temperature sensor died, the fan gets confused as the reported temps are gibberish and thus runs on a safe 100% speed, then all you can do is either get a new gpu or .. force the fan to run at a lower fixed speed and hope the gpu doesn't overheat. Also do what Fishman said in the previous reply.



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The HD 6950 fan should last more then 3 years

the OP might want to get an air purifier or 3 to reduce the airborn dust in the gaming room

you can vaccum a rig, I have cleaned fans etc with one

 

 



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 07/16/2014 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by: Vegan

 

you can vaccum a rig, I have cleaned fans etc with one

 

   

But not recomended as vacums can cause static electricity

Originally posted by: Vegan The HD 6950 fan should last more then 3 years

Anything should last,but nothing is guarenteed.



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 07/17/2014 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by: Fishman Have you tried blowing out the dust from the card? Tried reseating it? 

 

 

yeah,  I cleaned out all the dust in my case and the card over this past weekend with the hope that it might quiet down:  i think its the first time i've *ever* done  it

I haven't tried reseating it though, maybe that'll fix it

 07/17/2014 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by: zipsi Perhaps the temperature sensor died, the fan gets confused as the reported temps are gibberish and thus runs on a safe 100% speed, then all you can do is either get a new gpu or .. force the fan to run at a lower fixed speed and hope the gpu doesn't overheat. Also do what Fishman said in the previous reply.

 

 

yeah this is what I'm thinking too  =(   

I wonder if there's a way or a program or something to really test if it really is the case that the video card sensor is borked

 07/17/2014 10:57 PM
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I would say it is dead. If it's still under warranty you could try to RMA it, maybe you'll get lucky and they'll upgrade you.

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